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A Few More Bearded Irises



As I was looking through some of my photos, I realized I never posted the last few bearded iris photos from last year. So I figured I’d better get them posted – before I start photographing bearded irises this year – and have many more photos to share.

Knock Em Dead Bearded Irises

Knock Em Dead Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Knock Em Dead Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Tijuana Brass Bearded Iris

Tijuana Brass Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Tijuana Brass Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Tijuana Brass Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Tijuana Brass Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Olympic Challenge Bearded Iris

Olympic Challenge Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Olympic Challenge Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Over Alaska and Bon Appetit Bearded Irises

Over Alaska and Bon Appetit Bearded Irises © 2013 Patty Hankins

Over Alaska and Bon Appetit Bearded Irises © 2013 Patty Hankins

And finally – just some wonderful garden beds full of irises

Bearded Irises © 2013 Patty Hankins

Bearded Irises © 2013 Patty Hankins

 

Bearded Irises © 2013 Patty Hankins

Bearded Irises © 2013 Patty Hankins

Do you have a favorite variety of bearded iris? If you do – I’d love for you to tell me about it in the comments below.

 

Purple and White Bearded Irises



I posted the first few iris photos I took at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens a few weeks ago. I’ve been having a wonderful time editing the other photos I took there – my challenge was how to organize them so that I don’t end up posting a random bunch of irises. I’ve decided to post them by color.

So the next few iris photos I’ll be sharing are some of the purple and white irises I photographed.

Xanadu

Xanadu Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Xanadu Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Wintry Sky

Wintry Sky Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Wintry Sky Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Tennison Ridge

Tennison Ridge Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Tennison Ridge Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Suky

Suky Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Suky Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Sierra Grande

Sierra Grande Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Sierra Grande Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Rare Treat

Rare Treat Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Rare Treat Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Presby’s Crown Jewel

Presby's Crown Jewel Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Presby’s Crown Jewel Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Presby's Crown Jewel Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

Presby’s Crown Jewel Bearded Iris © 2013 Patty Hankins

 

I’ll have a few more purple and white iris photos to share with you in a few weeks – once I finish sorting and editing them all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bearded Irises



Bearded Irises

© 2009 Patty Hankins

As I’ve been looking over some of the photos I haven’t posted to my blog, I realized that there are several bearded iris photos that you may not have seen.  I’ve photographed several wonderful varieties of bearded irises in recent years – they are one of my favorite spring flowers.

Purple Bearded iris

© 2012 Patty Hankins

According to several websites, bearded irises are fairly easy to grow. They prefer full sun and well-drained soil. With the wide variety of bearded irises available, you can find them in almost every color of the rainbow. The one color that seems to elude iris breeders is a true red bearded iris.

Paprika Fonos Bearded Iris

Paprika Fonos Bearded Iris

 © 2012 Patty Hankins

Paprika Fonos Bearded Iris

 © 2012 Patty Hankins

Paprika Fonos Bearded Iris

 © 2012 Patty Hankins

 Beautiful Vision Bearded Iris

 © 2012 Patty Hankins

Harvest of Memories Bearded Iris

Harvest of Memories Iris

© 2009 Patty Hankins

Irises at Brookside Gardens



Every spring one of my favorite flowers to photograph at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland are the irises. This year was no different. In addition to the Snake’s Head Iris that I wrote about in April, I’ve photographed several other lovely irises. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoyed photographing them.

In March, I photographed some early blooming Katherine Hodgekin Irises (iris histrioides). These adorable irises grow in a big cluster in one of the beds at Brookside every spring.

Katherine Hodgekin Iris(c) 2011 Patty Hankins

And then one day in late May I photographed several beautiful irises.

First is Beautiful Visions – a Tall Bearded Iris. In shades of rose, pink and peach – Beautiful Visions adds a spectacular splash of spring color to the garden

Beautiful Vision Iris(c) 2011 Patty Hankins

Beautiful Vision Iris(c) 2011 Patty Hankins

Next is Dorthea K Williamson Iris – a Louisiana Iris. This is the first Louisiana Iris I’ve photographed.

Dorothea K Williamson - Louisiana Iris(c) 2011 Patty Hankins

Dorothea K Williamson - Louisiana Iris(c) 2011 Patty Hankins

The final iris I photographed this year at Brookside Gardens was a lovely yellow siberian iris.

Yellow Siberian Iris(c) 2011 Patty Hankins

Yellow Siberian Iris(c) 2011 Patty Hankins

Tour de France Iris – May 2011 Photo of the Month



Tour de France Iris (c) 2010 Patty Hankins

I photographed this incredible Tour de France Iris last spring. I just loved the combination of yellow, gold and white in the flower contrasting with the green leaves in the background. The iris was named after the Tour de France and the gold of the petals honors the yellow jersey worn by the leaders during the race.

Until May 30 , 2011, SAVE 20% off the regular prices for Tour de France Iris.  The photograph is available through my website in two sizes of gallery-wrapped canvases.

Save $ 11 on the 10X10″ Canvas – regular price $ 55 –  May Photo of the Month Price – $ 44.00

Save  $ 90 on the 20X20″ Canvas – regular price $ 447 – May Photo of the Month Price – $ 357.00

Free shipping to U.S. Addresses for either size photograph.

As with all photographs from BeautifulFlowerPictures.com Tour de France Iris comes with my Unconditional Happiness Guarantee. You have one year to decide that it is the perfect photograph for you. If it’s not, just return it (in original condition) for a full refund.

New Photo: Tour de France Iris



Tour de France Bearded Irise

Tour de France Bearded Iris (c) 2010 Patty Hankins

I’ve just added a new photo – Tour de France Bearded Iris – to my Beautifulflowerpictures.com website.

I just photographed this iris a week ago at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland. I loved the contrast of the bright white and bold gold of the petals against the dark greens and reds of the leaves of other plants in the garden. It is one of the most spectacular irises I’ve ever seen. The iris was named after the Tour de France and the gold of the petals honors the yellow jersey worn by the leaders during the race.

This photograph is available as either a 10X10″  gallery-wrapped canvas.  You can order  Tour de France Bearded Iris from my website and I will have it available at shows this year.

Bearded Irises at Brookside Gardens



Last week, I spent about an hour photographing Bearded Irises at Brookside Gardens – between the raindrops. The flowers were gorgeous, with great diffuse light provided by the cloudy sky. The only problem was – the occasional sprinkles that turned to a downpour.

Even with the weather – I came back with some wonderful photos of bearded irises.

The first cultivator I photographed was Monet’s Blue – the flowers are a lovely shade of light blue.

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(c) 2009 Patty Hankins

iris_monets_blue_bearded_iris_0202(c) 2009 Patty Hankins

Then I found a wonderful deep purple iris to photograph – Grape Adventure.

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(c) 2009 Patty Hankins

Finally – Immortality – a white bearded Iris. I spent a fair amount of time with the Immortality Iris – I loved the play of shadows and light in the petals of the white flower.

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(c) 2009 Patty Hankins

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(c) 2009 Patty Hankins

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I’m hoping to photograph more bearded irises in the next couple of weeks. They are one of my favorite late spring flowers.

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